There are no purple roads, blue hay bales or bright pink lines cutting across rivers and creeks in the real Nebraska landscape. But there are when Susan P. Puelz transforms those landscapes into paintings.
And, as her exhibition on view through May 29 at Kiechel Fine Art bears out, her work never has been more vibrant, brought to life by her dynamic use of pastels.
Puelz, who created 20 paintings since January for the show takes her inspiration from car trips she took as a child from Lincoln to her grandparents’ farm in Salem when she spent a couple of hours watching the passing scenery.
“Not so much for future artistic compositions but because it kept me from getting ‘car sick,’” Puelz writes in her artist’s statement. “Little did I know that my observations of plowed fields, red barns, dirt roads, stands of trees and colorful skies would become the subject of my